Yes, its that loud. Actually louder when the other thing goes off (heaven sakes I still don't know what that thing is... Walker cried again this year, but not for long).
In the little bit of video you saw that the competitors were on the far side of the helicopter. The lane is set up so that the teams alternate which side they come down on. This keeps the event moving a little more efficiently. After getting the wounded soldier medically assessed, the teams have to get him on a stretcher (gurney?) and carry him up a hill over/under some barbwire and then over a 6 foot (or taller) wall. Then they get him to a place to be picked up by a helicopter. The lane is set up with a left side and right side of each phase (two dummies, two hills, two barbwires, two walls...)
Its a pretty extensive event...with many moving parts. I'm really proud of the work that Brad put into it. More than once in the past few weeks, he had things set up only to have a rainstorm come through and have to go set it up again. You know how thorough a job Brad does too! I apologize that I didn't get more pictures/video of it. I know many of you would've liked to see it. If I find any good footage online in the next day or so, I'll post it here. Deal? Deal.
Brad will be spending another night at work and most of the day tomorrow too. The boys and I are going to try and make it to the finish line tomorrow afternoon.